Tuesday, October 22, 2013

That Perfect Three And A Half Minute Morning Moment.

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf
of Georgia Coffee.

Mornings around here are often a blur. As much as I would love to linger in bed just a little bit longer after the first sounds of stirring, within minutes those quiet, sleepy stirs quickly turn into rambunctious screams and shouts and before I know it my feet have hit the cold floor running.

If I'm really lucky, the smell of freshly brewing coffee is enough to keep me moving in the morning, despite feeling more than half asleep and desperately wanting to crawl back beneath the warm covers. That sweet aromatic nectar of the gods is just the motivation I need to get me through the notorious battles of What To Wear and What's For Breakfast that I know are waiting to greet me once I leave the safe confines of the bedroom. 

I didn't love coffee until I became a mom and that's saying a lot considering I was a nurse in my former life, one who worked all hours of the day, morning, evening and night. Despite my late love for coffee, I don't just drink any old blend of bean that comes my way. I prefer a strong bold blend, one that's made from 100% Arabica beans, like the coffee beans of Georgia Coffee {clickable link}. What's even better is that Georgia Coffee {clickable link} is available in three distinct roasts, Light, Dark and Decaf, making there a blend for everyone to fall in love with.

Before I can even think about reaching for my favorite mug in the cabinet, I've already put out two small familial fires and managed to narrowly escape an unexpected mid-morning ER visit by the skin of my teeth. For what it's worth, all socks should have those little non-slip grippies on them. Always.

I can barely hear myself think over the shouts and screams that are coming from the table behind me. After tripping over the dog for the fourth time in fifteen minutes, I let him outside into the yard which is a feat in itself because it means he'll have not only run around outside but also been fed his breakfast all before the usual time of 12 noon. 

Finally the waffles are ready. The syrup has been poured, the fruit sliced, the smoothies smoothed and for the first time in almost an hour, the house is quiet. Bellies are on their way to being fat and happy and I practically drool at the thought of getting to pour a piping hot mug of coffee and enjoy it sitting down.

It's my Perfect Three and A Half Minute Morning Moment and I'm not even kidding about how long it will last and even though it's short and sweet, it's just what I need to wake up, get energized and feel empowered enough to take on the day, regardless of what it may have in store.

{Overnite Oats recipe at bottom of post}

On this particular morning, I remembered to make my own breakfast the night before which, believe it or not, affords me an extra minute or two to stay seated and savor that cup of coffee. Having finally perfected the perfect Overnight Oats recipe, I quickly grabbed it from the fridge, topped it with a few slices of banana and slipped into my seat at the table a midst the chaos. 

Heaven. That first sip of steaming hot coffee. Tuesday, I'm ready for you. 

And just like that, my moment is over. The house becomes a chaotic blend of noise and mess but I just sit there and laugh. Why? Because I'm ready for it, no matter what the day has in store. 

All I needed was my Perfect Three And A Half Minute Morning Moment and that piping hot cup of coffee.

Do you have a Perfect Morning Moment? Tell me all about it below!

AP's Favorite Overnite Oats Recipe: In an airtight container, mix 1/2 cup quick oats, 1/2 cup vanilla almond milk, 1/4 tsp vanilla extract, 1 tbsp brown sugar, 2 shakes cinnamon and a small handful of chocolate chips. Sealed in airtight container and refrigerate overnight, top with sliced banana in the morning and enjoy!

I partnered with Georgia Coffee to write this post. 
Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own.
 For more information, visit http://www.georgiacoffee.com.

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1 comment:

  1. do you heat these up in the morning? is this what takes 3.5 minutes? or do you just eat them cold?